Sunday, August 28, 2005

Hail Caesar

Enjoyed tonight's Hollywood Bowl program, "La Dolce Vita: Italian Cool on a Hot Summer Night." The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra performed Italian themed music like Cinema Paradiso and the theme from The Godfather.

The show finished with The Pines of Rome performed with fireworks (photo above).

SPQR stands for "Senatus Populusque Romanus" which translates to "The Senate and the People of Rome." This was the motto of the Ancient Roman Republic and was applied to state monuments in Rome.

Between this concert and all the hype I guess now I'm going to start watching the new miniseries "Rome" on HBO starting Sunday night.
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1 comment:

jimsivesind said...

Thanks for the explanation.